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Origami Letter Holder 

Written By: Ram 


Here I am going to show you how to fold a 2-compartment/pocket letter holder through some 
basic origami folds. This is an easy project so even kids can do it and organize their things 

Step 1 — Origami Letter Holder 

• Things Needed 

• Handmade paper 23" x 30" [any 
thick paper will do] 

• Double Tape 

• Ruler or Measuring Tape 

• Marker 

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Step 2 

• Measurements 

• Firstly, take a look at the 
letters/envelopes lying around in 
your house to get an idea of how 
deep the compartments/pockets 
should be. 

• With some experimentation I 
found that pockets with a depth 
equal to half the length of the 
letters/envelopes will hold them 

• I decided to make the top pocket 
for the bigger letters/envelopes 
and the lower pocket for the 
smaller ones. 

• Smaller letters/envelopes are of 
size 6" [approx.] and bigger ones 
are 8" [approx.]. 

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Step 3 

# Mark and Fold the paper 

• Basically, by doing fan-folds on the paper length-wise we should be able to get the basic 
form in shape. Fan-folds are nothing but alternate mountain & valley folds. 

• For the given sizes of letter/envelope, mark the points at the given distances along the 
length of the paper. 

• Make the mountain folds at 6" & 17" along the length of the paper (measurements are 
from the base). 

• Make the valley folds at 9" & 21" along the length of the paper (measurements are from 
the base). 

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Step 4 

• Lock the model 

• At this point all 4 edges are open; let us close them. 

• Now turn the paper over and valley-fold about 1" of the top and bottom edges. 

• For the right edge, valley-fold at an angle so that bottom part (2") is farther inside than 
the top part (1"). Repeat the same on the left edge. 

• Crease firmly. While doing this the side edges will tend to go out, which is OK. This will 
give an extra bit of room in the pocket. 

• You'll find the top corners falling outside the top edge line. Bring the corners inside by 
tucking them in. 

• The letter holder is now ready and should look like an inverted trapezium. 

• Dimensions of the finished model are - Top length: 21"; Bottom length: 19"; Height: 13". 
[Note: folding the sides at an angle would give it some interesting shape rather than 
keeping it just a rectangle.] 

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Step 5 

• Stick it! 

• Put some double-stick tape on 
the back side and stick it on the 

• Your origami letter holder is 
ready for use! 

This document was last generated on 2012-11-01 02:26:29 AM. 

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